The IWGDF Guidelines are written by many experts from all over the world. Here you can see who’s involved, read their biographies, and find the conflict of interest statements.

Mr. David Russell

Vascular surgeon Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust David trained as a general and vascular surgeon in the Yorkshire and Humber region, UK. His interest in the […]

Dr. J. Apelqvist

Senior consultant and associate professor Department of endocrinology University hospital of Skåne in Malmö, and division for clinical sciences University of Lund (Sweden) Jan Apelqvist is […]

Dr. Sicco A. Bus

Human movement scientist Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Dr. Sicco Bus is a human movement scientist and works as an associate professor, principle investigator, and […]

Prof. Dr. Gerry Rayman

Consultant Physician The Diabetes Centre and Diabetes Research Unit, East Suffolk and North East NHS Foundation Trust Hon. Professor University of East Anglia and University of […]

Dr. Prashanth Vas

Consultant Diabetologist King's College London, UK Dr Prash Vas is a Consultant Diabetologist and Diabetic Foot Physician at Kings College Hospital, London. The King’s Diabetes Foot […]

Dr. Vilma Urbancic-Rovan

Specialist in internal medicine – diabetology Department of Endocrinology, University Medical Centre, Ljubljana, Slovenia Vilma Urbancic completed her training in Diabetology at University of Zagreb, Croatia […]

Anne Rasmussen

Podiatrist Steno Diabetes Center, Copenhagen, Denmark Podiatrist Anne Rasmussen is team leader of the Foot Clinic at Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen (SDCC), Denmark. With a dedicated […]

Catherine Gooday

Podiatrist Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals, United Kingdom Catherine Gooday graduated as a podiatrist from the University of Brighton in 1996. She has been the Principal […]

Prof. Dr. David Armstrong

Professor of Surgery / Podiatrist University of Southern California, USA Dr. Armstrong is Professor of Surgery at the University of Southern California. Dr. Armstrong holds a Masters […]

Dr. Konstantinos Katsanos

Consultant Vascular & Interventional Radiologist Patras University Hospital Biography follows soon {{ vc_btn: title=See+full+disclosure+of+interest+%C2%BB&link=url%3Ahttps%253A%252F%252Fiwgdfguidelines.org%252Fwp-content%252Fuploads%252F2019%252F05%252Fkatsanos-conflict-of-interest-statement.pdf%7Ctitle%3ASee%2520full%2520disclosure%2520of%2520interest%2520%25C2%25BB%7Ctarget%3A%2520_blank%7C }}

Dr. Zulfiqarali Abbas

Endocrinologist Department of Internal Medicine, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Abbas Medical Centre, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Dr. Zulfiqarali G. […]

Prof. Dr. Joon Pio Hong

Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery University of Ulsan College of Medicine & Asan Medical Center Joon Pio Hong, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A. is Professor of Plastic […]

Prof. Benjamin A. Lipsky

Prof. Benjamin A. Lipsky MD, FACP, FIDSA, FRCP (London), FFPM-RCPS (Glasg) Professor Lipsky is currently Professor of Medicine Emeritus at University of Washington, Seattle. He was […]

Prof. Dr. Frances Game

Diabetologist University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust Professor Fran Game has been a consultant Diabetologist at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS […]

Prof. Dr. Ketan Dhatariya

Diabetologist Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital, United Kingdom Professor Ketan Dhatariya qualified from the University of London in 1991 and did his diabetes and endocrinology training […]

Matthew Malone

Podiatrist / Senior Research Fellow Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, Australia; Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, School of Medicine, Western Sydney University, Australia; Liverpool Diabetes Collaborative Research Unit, Ingham Institute, Sydney, […]

Prof. Dr. Eric Senneville

Specialist in Infectious Diseases Gustave Dron Hospital, Tourcoing, France Prof Eric Senneville, MD, PhD,  trained in medicine in Lille University, France before specializing from 1983 to […]

Dr. Edgar Peters

Internist (infectious diseases and acute medicine) VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Edgar J.G. Peters (Heerenveen, Friesland, The Netherlands) started medical school at VU University […]

Prof. Dr. Carlo Caravaggi

Surgeon Università Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milano, Italia Biography follows soon {{ vc_btn: title=See+full+disclosure+of+interest+%C2%BB&link=url%3Ahttps%253A%252F%252Fiwgdfguidelines.org%252Fwp-content%252Fuploads%252F2019%252F05%252FCaravaggi-disclosure-form.pdf%7Ctitle%3ASee%2520full%2520disclosure%2520of%2520interest%2520%25C2%25BB%7Ctarget%3A%2520_blank%7C }}

Prof. Dr. Shigeo Kono

Director and Diabetologist WHO-collaborating centre for Diabetes Treatment and Education, National Hospital Organization, Kyoto Medical Center, Kyoto, Japan Dr Shigeo Kono is from Kyoto in Japan. […]

Prof. Dr. Ed Boyko

Professor of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology University of Washington Edward J. Boyko, MD, MPH, is Professor of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at […]

Dr. Stephan Morbach

Senior Consultant Department of Diabetology and Angiology, Marienkrankenhaus, Soest, Germany Stephan Morbach is a specialist in internal medicine, diabetology and angiology and Senior Consultant in the […]

Dr. Anita Raspovic

Podiatrist / Senior Lecturer La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia Dr Raspovic is a podiatrist who graduated with honours from La Trobe University (1992), and went on […]

Dr. Vickie Driver

Director, Translational Medicine Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research Dr Vickie R. Driver, is board certified in foot surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and […]

Dr. Rachael Forsythe

Vascular surgeon (in training) /  Honorary research fellow Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh / University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK Rachael Forsythe is a vascular surgery trainee in […]

Prof. Dr. Sigrid Nikol

Head of Department Clinical and Interventional Angiology, Asklepios Klinik, Hamburg, Germany. MEDICAL SCHOOL 1979 - 10. 1985 Medical School, Technical University Aachen, Germany DOCTOR’S THESIS 1988 […]

Dr. Gustav Jarl

Prosthetist Orthotist Department of Prosthetics and Orthotics, Faculty of Medicine and Health, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden; University Health Care Research Centre, Faculty of Medicine and Health, Örebro […]

Dr. Chris Attinger

Plastic surgeon Medstar Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA Biography follows soon {{ vc_btn: title=See+full+disclosure+of+interest+%C2%BB&link=url%3Ahttp%253A%252F%252Fiwgdfguidance.org%252Fwp-content%252Fuploads%252F2018%252F03%252FDOI-Chris-Attinger.pdf%7Ctitle%3ASee%2520full%2520disclosure%2520of%2520interest%2520%25C2%25BB%7Ctarget%3A%2520_blank%7C }}

Dr. Peter Lazzarini

Podiatrist and Senior Researcher School of Clinical Sciences, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; Allied Health Research Collaborative, Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Brisbane, […]

Prof. Dr. Robert Fitridge

Professor of Vascular Surgery University of Adelaide and Royal Adelaide Hospital Rob Fitridge is Professor of Vascular Surgery at the University of Adelaide. He is a […]

Prof. Dr. Jim Reekers

Interventional-Radiologist Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. As part of the limb ischemia research program, professor Jim Reekers is closely involved in the […]

Prof. Dr. Alberto Piaggesi

Diabetologist, Director University of Pisa, Italy Biography follows soon {{ vc_btn: title=See+full+disclosure+of+interest+%C2%BB&link=url%3Ahttps%253A%252F%252Fiwgdfguidelines.org%252Fwp-content%252Fuploads%252F2019%252F05%252Fpiaggesi-conflict-of-interest-form.pdf%7Ctitle%3ASee%2520full%2520disclosure%2520of%2520interest%2520%25C2%25BB%7Ctarget%3A%2520_blank%7C }}

Prof. Dr. Joseph Mills

Vascular Surgeon Baylor College of Medicine Joseph L. Mills, M.D. is a board certified vascular surgeon in Houston. Dr. Mills earned his medical degree at Georgetown […]

Prof. Nicolaas C. Schaper

Internist-endocrinologist Dept. Internal Medicine, Div. Endocrinology, Maastricht University Hospital, the Netherlands. Nicolaas Schaper is since several decades closely involved in the diabetic foot. His research is […]

Dr. Isabel Sacco

Associate Professor Physical Therapy, Speech and Occupational Therapy Department, School of Medicine, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil Prof. Isabel C. N. Sacco is an […]

Prof. Dr. Matilde Monteiro-Soares

Podiatrist / Assistant teacher / Researcher Podiatrist / Assistant Teacher at MEDCIDS –  Departamento de Medicina da Comunidade Informação e Decisão em Saúde and  Researcher at Center […]

Dr. Vijay Viswanathan

Diabetologist M.V. Hospital for Diabetes, and Prof. M.Viswanathan Diabetes Research Centre, Royapuram, Chennai, India Head & Chief Diabetologist of M.V. Hospital for Diabetes & President of […]

Dr. Suzanne van Asten

Resident Internal Medicine VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Suzanne van Asten was born on May 31, 1988 in Bilbao, Spain. After finishing her medical […]

Prof. Dr. John Embil

Consultant, Infectious Diseases University of Manitoba, and Winnipeg Regional Health Authority; Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. John Embil is a Professor of Medicine, and a specialist in Internal […]

Dr. Jaap J. van Netten

Senior researcher Department of Rehabilitation, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia Dr. Jaap van Netten is a human movement scientist […]

Dr. Agnes Hartemann

Endocrinologist Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, APHP, Paris, France Prof Agnès Hartemann, MD, PhD, trained in medicine in Sorbonne Université Médecine in Paris, France, and then specialized in endocrinology […]

Prof. Dr. William Jeffcoate

Endocrinologist Nottingham University Trust, United Kingdom William Jeffcoate was first appointed a specialist endocrinologist in Nottingham, UK in 1979 and established a specialist service for the […]

Prof. Dr. Lawrence Lavery

Podiatrist and Wound Care Specialist UT Southwestern Medical Centre Lawrence Lavery is a professor and director of research in the Department of Plastic Surgery at the […]

Dr. Magnus Löndahl

Associate professor at Medicine . Biography follows soon {{ vc_btn: title=See+full+disclosure+of+interest+%C2%BB&link=url%3Ahttp%253A%252F%252Fiwgdfguidance.org%252Fwp-content%252Fuploads%252F2018%252F03%252FDOI-Magnus-Londhal.pdf%7Ctitle%3ASee%2520full%2520disclosure%2520of%2520interest%2520%25C2%25BB%7Ctarget%3A%2520_blank%7C }}

Dr. Mathew Diggle

Clinical microbiologist . Dr Mathew Diggle, a proud father of three wonderful children and married to a rather patient wife. Of lesser importance but still of […]

Prof. Dr. Eugene Zierler

Professor of Vascular Surgery University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA R. Eugene Zierler is Professor of Vascular Surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine […]

Prof. Dr. Javier Aragon-Sanchez

General Surgeon Department of Surgery and Diabetic Foot Unit, La Paloma Hospital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain Dr. Javier Aragón-Sánchez is a General Surgeon. He […]

Prof. Robert J Hinchliffe

Professor of vascular surgery University of Bristol Robert Hinchliffe is Professor of Vascular Surgery at the University of Bristol, Bristol Surgical Trials Centre and Bristol NIHR […]

Prof. Dr. Maarit Venermo

Vascular surgeon Helsinki University Hospital, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland Professor Venermo is head of the department of vascular surgery at Helsinki University Hospital. Her research […]